What are G64 files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a G64 file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a G64 file?
G64 files have multiple uses, and G64 1541 Disk Image is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
G64 1541 Disk Image
Known as C64 emulator disk image files, these .g64 files contain disk images that are created from diskettes of the 8-bit Commodore 64 computers. The disk images stored in these G64 files can be mounted as virtual drives in Commdore 64 emulators, enabling you to run the old c64 software on your modern PC. You can use the Vice C64 emulator program to open and run the Commodore 64 programs and games stored in these .g64 files.
The G64 format is similar to the D64 format, but it supports program features that use the 1541 disk drive in a non-standard way, e.g., fast-loaders and copy-protections.
How to open G64 files
We have identified three G64 openers that are compatible with this specific type of G64 file.
Programs that open G64 1541 Disk Image files
Last updated: November 30, 2022
More file formats using the G64 extension
Through our research of G64 files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.
- Genetec Video Archive
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of G64 files. Remember, different programs may use G64 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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